Welcome to the Tracking Colour objects database. It contains information on ancient artworks from the collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek examined for their original polychromy.

All objects 168 objects


  • Honorary document relief. "The Bendis Relief"

    • IN 462
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The relief is made of white marble. The lower part of the stele has broken off, and the upper right corner is missing (might have been separately applied). Small chips on the antae and the cornice.
      Traces of the orig...

  • Head of a man

    • IN 2746
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of limestone. The tip of the nose and part of the right ear are missing.
      Traces of red colour in the hair are visible to the naked eye.

  • Portrait of a Roman woman

    • IN 834
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The bust is made of white marble with a yellowish-brown patina.
      Frederik Poulsen noted in his catalogue from 1951 (Poulsen 1951), that the surface was weathered and polished, and that the colour in the eyes was stil...

  • Head of a woman

    • IN 1937
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The head is made of white marble. Dark brown lime deposits can be seen on the surface on the left side of the hair and face, though these have been removed by cleaning from the rest of the face.
      Traces of red paint ...

  • Portait bust of Livia

    • IN 1444
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Portrait of Livia.

  • Portrait bust of Augustus

    • IN 1443
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Portrait of Augustus.

  • The Rayet head

    • IN 418
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • The Rayet head has traces of colour on both face and hair. Along the rim of "both eyes":/objects/20/attachments/668 and above the left eye as well as on the lips scattered traces of red is found. Also, on and between ...

  • Portait bust of Tiberius

    • IN 1445
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
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